www.archive-org-2014.com » ORG » W » WFD

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".

    Archived pages: 198 . Archive date: 2014-01.

  • Title: Group reviews curriculum of Kenya's Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training
    Descriptive info: Latest News.. / Group reviews curriculum of Kenya's Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training.. Parliamentary Committees in Bosnia and Herzegovina.. Group reviews curriculum of Kenya's Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training.. 20 August 2012.. Groups of MPs and parliamentary experts from more than 12 countries came together in July to review the curriculum of Kenya's Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training (CPST).. Kenya's CPST is a resource and training facility for MPs, senators, county representatives and parliamentary staff on parliamentary-related matters.. Speaking at the opening of the review process, The Clerk of the Kenyan National Assembly Patrick Gichohi said the review of the CPST's modules couldn't have come at a better time.. "You  ...   There will be more than 2,000 MPs (national and county assemblies) that will require exposure to parliamentary operations and practices.. "For MPs to be of service to the electorate they need to adequately facilitated.. This is achieved through constant exposure to various aspects of parliamentary business including how to develop and execute motions and bills of Parliament,".. he said.. Pictured is retired Brigadier Titus Githora, the Principle Lecturer (Legal) from the Kenyan School of Government.. He was part of a group that debated the issue of sustainability of parliamentary centres on day one of the review.. The Westminster Foundation for Democacy has been supporting the Kenya CPST for more than two years.. back..

    Original link path: /wfd-news/latest/news.aspx?p=109560
    Open archive

  • Title:
    Descriptive info: Case studies.. / Giving Iraqi People a Voice.. Women in Local Government in Sierra Leone.. Case Study Search.. Previous page.. Iraq is going through a transition phase where calls for political reform and the opening of the democratic space are underway.. During this phase, it is crucial that Iraqi people of all walks of life are given a voice in shaping the political scene in their country.. To assist this process of transition, WFD supported a project that aimed to contribute to the development of civil society in post-Saddam Iraq through building a network of Iraqi and West and Central European activists.. In the aftermath of the Velvet Revolution in 1989, activists from Central  ...   debates.. These activists will now come together with their Iraqi counterparts to share their experiences and bring the “Magic Lantern” to Iraq.. Recently, a meeting was held in Cairo which moved dialogue beyond the airing of differences and declarative statements, to a point where people are now committed to working together.. Participants, sometimes from opposing ends of the political spectrum, have established and maintained informal working relationships with each other, despite their differences on a number of issues.. There are now plans to develop a Citizens’ Forum in which people can come together to discuss critical national matters.. For more information on our work in Iraq, please contact.. Dina.. Melhem@wfd.. org.. Case Studies.. Civic participation..

    Original link path: /case-studies/giving-iraqi-people-a-voice.aspx
    Open archive

  • Title: The Africa Liberal Network’s Zanzibar Declaration
    Descriptive info: / The Africa Liberal Network’s Zanzibar Declaration.. Engaging Sierra Leonean Youth in Politics.. The Africa Liberal Network (ALN) reached a significant milestone in its ten year history with the adoption of a resolution on free trade, jobs and growth by the network s General Assembly in December 2013.. Liberal Democrat MP, Sir Andrew Stunell who took part in the assembly in Zanzibar, Tanzania welcomed the resolution: Free trade is a vital component of development across the African continent.. It is easier for some African countries to trade with Europe than it is to trade with their neighbours, which is fundamentally dysfunctional and blocks development.. Real progress in developing Africa cannot be achieved simply by donating money development has to be generated by growth and prosperity within the trading area intra-Africa.. The resolution was followed by a declaration committing all ALN members to lobby their respective governments for an urgent acceleration in simplifying customs and visa procedures to facilitate trade.. Dubbed the Zanzibar Declaration it also stressed  ...   greater free trade.. The network secretariat is supported by the WFD s political parties programme, and co-located with the Democratic Alliance in Cape Town, South Africa the location of the UK Liberal Democrats sister party.. Andrew, who is also one of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy s governors, stressed the role of sister party work in pursuit of development goals: It is important to share experience and develop skills.. Too often the liberal voice is silenced by tribal or regional politics or the politics of greed - the network can provide a forum for that voice.. It s striking how the liberal parties in the network look to the model of the EU and the benefits of working together, having shared values and a common understanding of the rule of law all fundamental to achieving the economic development that everyone wants.. WFD s work with the Africa Liberal Network is complemented by other regional programmes in Africa designed to strengthen democracy and governance.. For more please..

    Original link path: /wfd-news/latest/news.aspx?p=109711
    Open archive

  • Title: Investing in tomorrow’s leaders: Montenegro’s Youth Academy
    Descriptive info: / Investing in tomorrow’s leaders: Montenegro’s Youth Academy.. Developing the Skills of Young Iraqi Trade Unionists.. As part of their Youth Academy programme in Montenegro, the.. Scottish National Party (SNP) and Plaid Cymru delivered media and campaign training to young political party activists in Podgorica.. The three day workshop in November 2013 is the most recent stage of a three year programme designed to increase the skills of the youth wing of one of Montenegro s opposition parties the Socialist People s Party (SNP-CG).. The training was led by party experts from the SNP and Plaid Cymru and supplemented by the provision of two guidebooks: one on working with the media, another on party campaigning to help young politicians organise and communicate their key messages.. The programme is intended to allow the academy to develop as a sustainable source of skills training, by enabling participants to take on the role of training other current and future politicians.. WFD programme manager, Chris Levick says,.. We now have a group of confident trainers from the SNP-CG who can deliver the training materials and reach other party activists and colleagues.. This will give the Youth Academy a sustainable future.. It forms part of a bigger picture of WFD s work in democracy  ...   parties which support their overseas counterparts in order to strengthen their organisational, campaigning and communication skills.. WFD s party political work by the three principal parties has been endorsed by all respective leaders:.. The Westminster Foundation for Democracy carries out important work across the globe with projects making a real difference in so many countries.. Not only does the Foundation help to strengthen democracy and ensure political parties are responsive to their citizens; it also helps to change the culture of war-torn and divided nations to build stronger, more open and more tolerant societies.. David Cameron MP, Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party.. The Westminster Foundation for Democracy s work promoting good governance and global justice is unique.. In particular, its support for the consolidation of democratic practices and the support it provides to political parties around the world is unrivalled.. E.. d Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party.. WFD plays a central role in helping build democracy around the world.. A particular strength is its ability to draw on the expertise of the UK political parties to help support government and opposition parties in new or emerging democracies.. Its work is highly commended.. Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats..

    Original link path: /wfd-news/latest/news.aspx?p=109709
    Open archive

  • Title: Reflections on the Westminster Consortium
    Descriptive info: / Reflections on the Westminster Consortium.. Strengthening the Capacity of the Macedonia Parliamentary Human Rights Committee.. The completion of the programme provided an.. opportunity.. to reflect on its achievements and lessons for future democracy strengthening work.. The occasion was marked by a.. gathering in London.. of many of those who were involved in the programme, including representatives from overseas parliaments and civil society organisations that benefited from its work in Georgia, Lebanon, Mozambique, Uganda, Ukraine and Morocco.. To view a video of the conference please.. Acknowledging the contributions the programme made to civil society, human rights, access to information and more effective parliamentary systems, WFD s CEO, Linda Duffield said,.. The focus of our work has been about strengthening and improving the quality of governance which is a pre-requisite for long term development and  ...   and Morocco.. Between 2009-2013 the Westminster Consortium established a range of self-sustaining initiatives to strengthen democratic procedures.. These include the establishment of parliamentary study centres to support politicians and staff in Lebanon, Uganda and Mozambique.. The largest of these is the.. Arab Institute for Parliamentary Training and Legislative Studies.. which has become a centre for parliamentary development in the Middle East and North Africa region.. The Westminster Consortium programme also resulted in greater representation and inclusivity of civil society, more rigorous parliamentary reporting by the media, the establishment of freedom of information legislation and a dedicated human rights committee in the Ugandan Parliament.. The programme has significantly contributed to WFD s reputation as a results and learning orientated organisation delivering quality programmes that strengthen democracy and good governance.. For further details of TWC programme please..

    Original link path: /wfd-news/latest/news.aspx?p=109707
    Open archive

  • Title: Ever closer union – the Western Balkans and EU accession
    Descriptive info: / Ever closer union – the Western Balkans and EU accession.. The politicians from Bosnia and Herzogovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania are all members of the.. Western Balkans Network of Committees of Economy, Finance and EU Integration.. supported by WFD and the Scottish Parliament.. The purpose of the network is to facilitate regional cooperation between Balkan countries that seek to meet requirements that could lead to EU accession.. Pre-accession funds are intended to prepare countries for EU integration which requires improvements in cross-border cooperation, standards in regional development, competitiveness and social inclusion.. Aspiring members are also required to meet standards that will establish stable, democratic, multi-ethnic and open societies based on the rule of law.. The network s member parliaments however have limited oversight of the instrument for pre-accession (IPA) funds designated to assist them meet the criteria for membership.. The central purpose of the Macedonia conference in Ohrid was to examine how the parliaments can strengthen oversight of IPA funds..  ...   of the types of support and procedures a parliament of Scotland s size requires for its members to conduct effective financial oversight.. The network encouraged its members to develop a culture of regular annual oversight hearings around IPA and other EU funding which involve civil society in the oversight hearings.. The network is chaired on a rotational basis.. The outgoing chair from Macedonia Ms Vladimir Marinkovic handed over responsibility to Serbian MP Vladimir Marinkovic.. Mr Marinkovic commented that the significance of WFD s role in the network is its provision of expertise in scrutinising parliamentary committees use of funds.. He also cited regional cooperation and economic integration as fundamental to both EU accession and peace and security in the Western Balkans.. WFD and the Scottish Parliament provides support, capacity building and access to expertise as part of a three year programme of support to network members.. During the conference WFD launched a guide and toolkit for members on the effective oversight of IPA funds..

    Original link path: /wfd-news/latest/news.aspx?p=109702
    Open archive

  • Title: Women and technology in DRC: A glimpse of future possibilities?
    Descriptive info: / Women and technology in DRC: A glimpse of future possibilities?.. Despite being located in the largest and best equipped training centre in the province s capital, Kisangani, just 30 computers were available to women who gathered for IT training.. For some it was the first time they had experienced using email or accessed the internet.. In conditions of stifling heat, meagre resources and frequent power cuts which disrupted access to the internet, the women were able to gain an insight into how technology can be used to further their role in political life and civil society.. WFD s Majda El Bied said It was humbling to witness the resilience of the women who not only tolerated conditions that would be considered unacceptable in the west, but did so with fortitude, humour and enthusiasm.. The training demonstrated how IT  ...   society in Province Orientale and to increase women s representation in politics.. Although DRC s constitution provides for parity between men and women the facts demonstrate how far there is to go before women play a significant role in Congolese political life: of 97 members in Province Orientale s provincial assembly just 8 are women.. Training forms part of WFD s programme in Province Orientale - which is intended to build the skills of women in political and civil society roles, most of whom have no parliamentary background.. The programme was established in recognition of the need for support in Province Orientale which has not been a priority for international donors.. It is one of the eleven provinces established following the 2006 constitution in efforts to devolve powers from the central government in Kinshasa.. For more about the programme please..

    Original link path: /wfd-news/latest/news.aspx?p=109700
    Open archive

  • Title:
    Descriptive info: Terms and Conditions.. Africa.. Europe.. Asia.. Middle East & North Africa.. The Westminster Consortium.. Focus Areas.. Articles.. The Conservative Party.. The Labour Party.. Liberal Democrats.. Smaller Parties.. Framework Agreement 2013.. Publication Scheme.. Freedom of Information.. Transparency and Data.. Project and Programme Details.. Management Statement 2004.. Annual Report and Accounts.. Annual Reviews.. Corporate and Business Plans.. Programme Evaluations.. WFD@Work Newsletters.. Prospectuses of Courses.. Human Rights Handbook.. Handbook on Ethics and Conduct.. Building Better Democracies.. FCO Review of WFD 2009/10..  ...   and patrons.. Henry Bellingham MP Chair.. Bronwen Manby.. Tina Fahm.. Andrew Rosindell MP.. Pete Wishart MP.. Ann McKechin MP Vice-Chair.. John Osmond.. Rushanara Ali MP.. Andrew Stunell MP.. Ken Caldwell.. Staff.. Linda Duffield CEO.. George Kunnath.. Majda Elbied.. Brian Merritt.. Tamara Moluch.. Dina Melhem.. Ingrid Monroy-Hernandez.. Paul Naismith.. Marina Narnor.. David Thirlby.. Victoria Wyndham.. Sarah Leigh-Hunt.. Henry Richards.. Jamie Tronnes.. Jo-Ann Sneddon.. Kate Bunbury.. Recruitment.. Current vacancies.. Programme Administartor and Finance Assistant Kyrgyzstan.. Programme Manager, Province Orientale, DRC..

    Original link path: /sitemap.aspx
    Open archive

  • Title:
    Descriptive info: Promoting Information Sharing.. By accessing this site, you signify your agreement with and understanding of the following terms of use and legal restrictions pertaining to both this site and the material in it.. Links to other sites.. Links from this site to other sites are provided for your information and convenience only, and no responsibility or liability can be accepted for the content, accuracy or any other aspect of these sites.. The provision of a link does not imply an endorsement of any kind by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.. Global restrictions.. The Westminster Foundation for Democracy makes no representations that the content of  ...   responsible for compliance with applicable local laws or regulations.. Users of this site may not necessarily be able to deal directly with all entities that have materials at this site.. Material to be consulted in its entirety.. All materials at this site are meant to be reviewed in their entirety, including any footnotes, legal disclaimers, restrictions or disclosures, and any copyright or proprietary notices.. Any disclaimers, restrictions, disclosure or hedge clauses apply to any partial document or material in the same manner as they do the whole, and will be deemed incorporated in the portion of any material or document that you consult or download..

    Original link path: /terms.aspx
    Open archive

  • Title:
    Descriptive info: IP addresses and log file data.. This site does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user's IP Address or the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes.. (If you are connected to the Internet you have an IP address, for example an IP address might read "154.. 198.. 99.. 9").. We also use IP addresses in the aggregate to track which pages people visit in order to improve the quality of the site.. Data collection and use.. You may be asked for personal information if you complete one of the forms on this site.. Please see below the information we ask for and what this information is used for.. In each case we will only use the information about you for the purpose for which you provide it.. The Westminster Foundation for Democracy does not sell or disclose this information to outside organisations or individuals, nor transfer it outside the United Kingdom.. You may remove or change your details at any time.. You have right of access to your personal information held on our files by written request to the data protection officer (address below) and on payment  ...   to other sites and servers.. The Westminster Foundation for Democracy is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.. How we protect your information.. Our website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control.. Unsubscribe.. We provide you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us easily and promptly.. Simply email the Information and Communications Manager to unsubscribe.. Requests are processed weekly.. Correcting your information.. If you need to correct the information you provided us with when you subscibed to our e-mail list, you can do so by emailing the Information and Communications Manager who will then update your details.. Contacting us about privacy.. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this website, please send an email to:.. sian.. dixon@wfd.. or telephone us on +44 (0)20 7340 1883.. You can also contact us at the address below:.. 8th Floor, Artillery House.. 11-19 Artillery Row.. London SW1P 1RT.. We will continue to evaluate our efforts to protect your information and will update our privacy policy whenever necessary..

    Original link path: /privacy.aspx
    Open archive

  • Title: Home
    Descriptive info: / Westminster Foundation for Democracy.. Related links..

    Original link path: /default.aspx
    Open archive





  • Archived pages: 198